Court adjourns ‘terrorist cell’ case to November 29
KUWAIT: The Criminal Court postponed looking into the ‘terrorist cell’ case, in which 26 defendants are involved, to November 29 to announce the rest of the suspects. The court had held its first hearing on August 16 to examine “behind closed doors” the case of “training with weaponry outside the country” which was sent to it by the Court of Appeals.
On June 21, the Court of Appeals said that Kuwaiti law renders punishment to all crimes carried out outside of the country. The court sentenced the first defendant to death, life imprisonment to the sixth and cancelled 15 years in prison to 8 defendants and redeemed them innocent. It also cancelled 5 and 15 years in prison to five defendants and sufficed to fine them with KD 5001.
In addition, it mitigated the imprisonment sentence from 15 to 5 years, 10 to 5 years, and 15 to 2 years for some defendants. In September 2015, the public prosecutor lodged criminal charges against the terrorist cell known as the “Al-Abdali Cell,” in which 26 defendants were put on trial over possession of huge caches of weapons and ammunition, as well as espionage for Iran and Hezbollah. —KUNA
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